On the evening of Nov. 8, Homestead welcomed Mayor Jeff Porter, Vice Mayor Stephen R. Shelley, Councilmember Jenifer N. Bailey, and Councilmember Elvis Maldonado for new terms on the dais.
Mayor Porter, with wife Cindy by his side, was sworn in by his mother, Marlene Porter-Berger, and his father. Mayor Porter will serve a two-year term. He was first elected to a two-year term as mayor in November 2013 and re-elected in November 2015. Before that, he served on the Homestead City Council for 10 years from 1997 to 2007 and served as vice mayor from 1997 to 1999.
Vice Mayor Shelley took the Oath of Office administered by his brother, Gregory Shelley. Vice Mayor Shelley was elected to a two-year term as vice mayor and a four-year term as councilmember to represent Council Seat No. 1, which includes the city’s northwest district. He was first elected to the Homestead City Council in 2009 and re-elected to a term as vice mayor and councilmember in 2013.
Councilmember Bailey was sworn in by her husband, Kyle Bailey. Councilmember Bailey is serving her first term for Council Seat No. 4 for a four-year term. Previous to her election, she was an active member of the Homestead community and serves as the director of Smart Start of Homestead, a church-based preschool.
Councilmember Maldonado, with his daughter by his side, had his Oath of Office administered by Valerie Velez. Councilmember Maldonado was re-elected to a four-year term in Council Seat No. 5, which includes the Waterstone Community. He was first elected as a Homestead a council member in that seat in 2009 and subsequently re-elected in 2013.
To find out more information about these and all of Homestead’s elected officials, visit www.cityofhomestead.com/elected.